Gardening Guide Daffodils River2u.com
Overview
Also known as narcissus, daffodils are one of the most popular spring flowers. They can be planted in a flower bed or forced in containers. Daffodils are also beautiful as cut flowers in arrangements. They are resistant to disease and most wildlife, so once established, they come back year after year with no care. Although many of the bulbs produce yellow flowers, daffodils are also available in shades of white, pink, coral and green. Miniature varieties are as short as 3 inches, while the tallest reach 20 inches. They do best when planted in sun or part shade and in well drained soil.

The following should be considered when buying daffodil bulbs:
  • Select the height and color according to the spot to be planted.
  • Each bulb usually produces one or two flowers. You will need 6 to 8 bulbs per square foot for an attractive display.
  • Make sure all bulbs are firm and dry. Discard any that are mushy.
  • Note whether the daffodil type is an early, mid or late season bloomer.
Plant daffodil bulbs in the fall before the ground freezes. Dig the holes 6 to 8 inches deep. Bulbs can either be planted in clusters or randomly scattered for a natural effect. Remember not to cut back the leaves for 6 weeks after blooming to allow the bulb to produce the next yearís flower. Never braid the leaves.



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